Knit a cardigan
The Tilia Cardigan is a condensed blend of elegance, softness and comfort. Easy to wear, it is suitable for all outfits, both dressy and casual. It is knitted in Top Hair, a very soft and light yarn, composed of kid mohair and silk. The fancy stitch on the bottom of the cloth and along the button band highlights the beautiful highlights of the silk and makes this cardigan unique. There is a straight cut that falls to the hips with set-in sleeves and a rounded neckline. The cardigan is buttoned at the front with mother-of-pearl buttons dyed in the color of the yarn.
Easy to knit
The Tilia Cardigan is knitted with needles n°5 (8 US). The pattern is affordable at the intermediate level. To knit it, you need to know the following techniques:
• Knit knit and purl stitches
• Increase and decrease
• Knit stitches together
• Pick up stitches
If you know these techniques, you can make it work this Tilia Cardigan. For a knit beginner with a little experience, this pattern presents surmountable difficulties, especially by practicing in knitting the fancy stitch before starting.
Top Hair is available in a wide range with more or less darker shades. Choose the color that suits you the best. Select your size. If you have any doubt, visit our size guide to determine your size.
You will find in the kit everything you need to make the Tilia cardigan: wool balls in the selected color, mother-of-pearl buttons dyed in the color of the yarn, a small heart to sew, optional knitting needles and the pattern for sizes S to XL with all the step-by-step explanations and dimensional drawings. Click on "with needles" if you want them in your kit, or "without needles" if you don't need them. To knit the cardigan, you will also need a stitch holder, a wool needle for assembly, a tape measure and a pair of scissors. Go to our Haberdashery page to complete your tools.
In order to keep your cardigan for a long time, a few precautions should be taken: space out the washings often as possible and avoid wearing it several days in a row. Simply airing it out for a few hours allow to rid it of any bad smell. Store it flat in an unconfined area. Hand wash or machine wash it if it has a “wool” balance cycle. The water temperature should not exceed 30 degrees and should be the same for washing and rinsing. Use little detergent and no softener.
Dry flat in a ventilated area, changing the position of the cardigan to avoid creasing.